Family, friends and elected officials gathered in Nassau County’s Grant Park in Hewlett on July 10 to unveil the memorial plaque and a bricks in memory of Kelly Tinyes, a 13-year-old Woodmere Middle School student who was murdered by Robert Golub in 1989.
Amid constantly changing pandemic health guidance, Valley Stream high school seniors were able to celebrate one of the most significant coming-of-age traditions this year: prom.
One hundred thousand Americans have sickle cell anemia. June 19 was World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, observed annually with the goal of increasing public knowledge and understanding of the condition.
With the coordination of the village’s highway, parks, and building departments, Valley Stream’s landmark Japanese Tea House at the Village Green has recently been restored to its original condition — and the gardens surrounding it have been revitalized. Renamed the “Tranquility Garden,” residents now have another place within the village where they can relax, reflect, and unwind surrounded by the beauty of nature.
Valley Stream North High School student Peter J. Mura will be taking his strengths and commitment to community service further afield to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the fall.
During its annual review and awards ceremony at Valley Stream American Legion Post 854 on Sunday, the New York Naval Cadets received an award from the Village of Valley Stream for their participation in the village’s Memorial Day remembrance ceremony.
Isaiah Coombs, of Boy Scout Troop 109, is leading a refurbishment of the Andrew Fatscher memorial monument outside the post to help ensure the community remembers the fallen soldiers that it memorializes.
Low interest rates, proximity to New York City and good school districts have made Valley Stream a prime location in the post-pandemic real estate market.
On June 5, friends and family of longtime Valley Stream resident Paul Brown gathered at Hendrickson Park for a bench and tree dedication ceremony in his memory.
Equipped with “nifty nabbers,” gloves and garbage bags, members of Valley Stream’s Anti-Litter Committee took to the streets last Saturday to help beautify the village.
Valley Stream’s long-held tradition of summer concerts at the village bandshell kicked off last Friday with Billy Joel tribute band, Captain Jack. Playing a mix of the Long Island legend’s hits such as “Uptown Girl,” “Piano Man,” “New York State of Mind,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” and “Big Shot,” to an audience of about 800, the band got concert-goers clapping, dancing and singing along for nearly two hours.
It’s nearly summer, and the boating season is now upon us. That means speedboats and personal watercraft roaring along our coastline.
Last Nov. 8, I was kayaking in Emory Creek in Freeport, just north of the Narrows, when I spotted what I thought was a chunk of garbage floating in the waterway and paddled over to collect it.
After 15 months, hundreds of miles, 800 pages and 40 hours of audio, I listened to the closing words of my book this week, and it was good.
The recently completed census became controversial because of political interference, but the results are still important. This is especially true when . . .
Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments.